The Meetings Are Tuesdays at 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
Scouts (10½ to 14) Spaces are available at 5th Prittlewell in Scouts
The Scout Section is for young people, aged between 10½ to 14 years. We meet once a week during school terms and have camps and day trips regularly throughout the year. This is usually at the Scout hall however in good weather we meet for outdoor activities, putting the OUT in Scouts is very much what we are about.
Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation based on strong traditions of camping and outdoor skills, if 5th Prittlewell are not on camp we are planning one. We aim to run a balanced and youth led programme. We do have indoor badge work, games and crafts, commonly during the winter term. Scouting offers a range of activities for Scouts spend time away from their home throughout the year, when possible a longer camp in the summer, and we have been attending winter camps for years, with activities such as white water rafting, horse riding, 4×4 off road and much more! These are an important part of Troop life and everybody is encouraged to go on camp.
Scouts… Taking the Lead!
Scouts have the opportunity to make decisions for themselves about what they want to get out of Scouting. Our young people have an increased participation in the decision-making processes and in the day to day running of our troop, we want to develop leadership skills with young people in the Scout Troop and bring out the best in all our young people.
We run a very active scout section and our brilliant troop decides what activities they would like to do. As leaders, we do the background work to keep our activities and young people safe, while keeping track of our finances and recognising progression and awards.
Scout Camps and Visits
Scout camp, Real Outdoor Adventure! 5th Prittlewell Scouts has a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills and camp many times through the year.
Scout leaders should provide parents with information about anything that will be required before the beginning of each weeks program. But here are some frequently asked questions that might help…
What is needed to participate in Scouting?
At a minimum, each Scout will need a uniform, there is a group joining fee, this pays for the scout shirt, group t-shirt, membership badges and the group necker. Scout Trousers are not in this fee and will be needed, it is recommended you buy them from Belchamps where they can be tried. Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days.
My child is in Scouting, is there anything I could do to help?
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and Leaders are or have been parents. Speak to any Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved, being a leader is great, but we need helpers as well, help with a camp or with a day out, would also be of benefit.
The Scout Promise
Scouting differs from many organisations in that it requires its Members to make a Promise. The Scout Promise is the same for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Members of the Scout Network and Adult Members of the Association. It is: On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to The Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
The different wording of the promise is available for those of different faiths and scouting is open to all regardless of faith, some may prefer not to use the word “God” and alternative promises are also available, which supports its members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way to themselves.
By making their Promise a person becomes a Member of the worldwide Movement; in short, they become a Scout.
The Scout Law
The Scout Law is a set of ‘rules’ that Scouts should do their best to live their life by. They are based on the Laws that Baden Powell came up with, but have evolved to reflect changing times. The Laws are:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes careful use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Motto for all Members of the Movement is: Be Prepared.
The Scout Uniform
Scouts wear a teal coloured shirt. They will also wear a scarf (sometimes called a “necker”), the colour of which varies from Scout Group to Scout Group. They will also have a leather woggle, to keep their scarf up. Activity trousers and a Scout belt are also parts of the Scout uniform and there are several optional items available as well!
Scout Leader: Charlotte Cartwright aka Keeo
Assistant Leader: Michael Godfrey aka Chil
Assistant Leader: Connor Van Den Hoven
Assistant Leader: Vacancy
Section Assistant: Dominik Kelemen
Section Assistant: Vacancy
Senior Patrol leader: Vacancy
Young Leader: Vacancy
Young Leader: Vacancy